Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis Resigns From BoJo's Government

© AP Photo / Alberto PezzaliBritain's Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis arrives at 10 Downing Street, to attend a Cabinet Meeting, in London, Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis arrives at 10 Downing Street, to attend a Cabinet Meeting, in London, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.07.2022
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Currently, over 50 individuals quit their government posts amid collapsing support for the PM's leadership collapsed at Westminster.
Brandon Lewis has quit as Northern Ireland Secretary, submitting his letter of resignation to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Lewis tweeted that he no longer believed that the government was able to uphold values such as "honesty, integrity and mutual respect."
Brandon Lewis, who had been Northern Ireland secretary since 2020, is believed to have been among a group of cabinet ministers who went to No 10 earlier on Wednesday to personally urge Boris Johnson to step down, reported Sky News.
People holds placards as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.07.2022
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Over 50 people have resigned from their government posts amid the scandal rocking Downing Street. The avalanche of resignations began with two of Boris Johnson's most senior ministers – Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Rishi Sunak -stepping down on Tuesday amid fallout from No 10’s handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by ex-deputy chief whip Chris Pincher.
Boris Johnson embarked upon a speedy cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday night to fill growing vacancies in his cabinet. Despite the opposition and and his own cabinet ministers purportedly telling Johnson it was time to call it quits, he remains "absolutely defiant" and "does not intend to resign", a senior Number 10 source was cited as telling media. A source added that Johnson had every intention to "fight on".
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